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Important Flu Season Reminder and Resources from Medicare


Do your part to prevent the spread of seasonal flu. The CDC published flu vaccine recommendations for the 2020-2021 season. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illness, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever.

Frequency and Coverage:

  • Medicare Part B covers one flu shot per flu season and additional flu shots if medically necessary
  • Flu shots are free for your Medicare patients if you accept assignment

You can give pneumonia and flu shots during the same office visit; see CDC recommendations.

The CDC, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee recommend that all U.S. health care workers get annual flu shots.

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